IPhone Xs officially unveiled with 120Hz HDR screen and 512GB of storage

Sep 14, 2018, 19:57
IPhone Xs officially unveiled with 120Hz HDR screen and 512GB of storage

Battery life is slightly improved over last year's iPhone X. The iPhone XS can last 30 minutes longer than last year's phone, and the XS Max lasts 1.5 hours longer.

Apple opened its event by announcing the new Apple Watch Series 4 with a 30 percent bigger display compared to its predecessor. Instead of an eSIM, the iPhone XR and XS Max in China will have a special SIM tray that holds two physical nano SIM cards. The worst part? These new features won't officially launch until spring. As 9to5Mac notes, the only place where Apple had even mentioned AirPower was on the iPhone X product page, which has since been removed to make way for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr.

Given the XR's budget nature, it's smaller than its Xs and Xs Max cousins, and it only houses a single 12mp rear camera. Rather it offers a haptic feedback experience to mimic 3D Touch. Google does something similar with the Pixel. Both will come in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB sizes.

Apple has bolstered the batteries loaded into each phone too. Thanks to its neural engine and ISP that's identical to the iPhone XS, the performance is still excellentl.

Dual SIM support - which lets a phone use two phone numbers and carrier plans at the same time - will be coming to the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

"At 1,099 dollars it's the most expensive iPhone to date, but I have little doubt that it'll be a huge success".

The XR comes with a 6.1in, 1,792 x 828 resolution display, inside an aluminium casing with a glass front and back. It starts at $1229, with preorders available October 19 for shipping on October 26. Also once again missing, just like on many other phones these days: a headphone jack.

"Now you can take an ECG any time, anywhere, right from the wrist". The Series 4 Watch is available with 40mm and 44mm cases versus the Series 3's 42mm and 38mm cases. The larger display size allows the device to show more information.

Weighing these futuristic new features against their hefty price tags, will you be waiting in line to grab your next iPhone or Apple Watch?

All that new hardware has a number of benefits. If a fall occurs, the Watch will ask the user if they want to contact emergency services. It can detect unusually high or low heartbeats and, more impressively, it can perform an EKG (electrocardiogram) - which tracks the heart's electrical activity. Prices for the South African market have not yet been released, but we do not that the the phone (and the iPhone XS) will be available from September 28. It starts at $749 for the 64 GB model and will cost more for its 128 GB and 256 GB models.

iOS 12 officially launches on September 17. This means you might not have to carry around a work and personal phone anymore.

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